Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–August 12, 2017. The Park Forest Art Fair returns for its 62nd year on September 16 – 17 in DownTown Park Forest (on Main Street between Western Avenue and Orchard Drive).
The Park Forest Art Fair is the second oldest juried art fair in the Chicago area. The finest artists in the Midwest show a variety of artworks including paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture and fiber arts. The fair includes many activities for children.
For three years in a row, the Park Forest Art Fair has won the national “America’s Best Art Fair Awards” competition sponsored by ArtFairCalendar.com, the #1 website for art fair event listings. Named as one of the “Best Overall Art Fairs”, the survey recognized Park Forest Art Fair as one of the best small, juried, fine art fairs in the country.
The eclectic nature of the fair is quickly visible to visitors who will see ceramics, etchings, sculpture, photographs, paintings in many media, digital art works, jewelry featuring original elements, and hand-blown glass. A glass blower will demonstrate this ancient art.
A new addition to the fair is the Kids’ Art Alley. It will offer a vast range of activities to delight the younger set, including the almost legendary Children’s Art Contest, self-portraits, castle building, crafts and more.
Music plays an important role in the Park Forest Art Fair. For the fourth year in a row, the Village will host a music fest on Saturday, September 16 on the Village Green.
The acclaimed Tall Grass Arts Association Gallery, 367 Artists Walk in Downtown, will be open during the fair with a traditional summer exhibit of works by gallery artists.
For information, call the Gallery at 708-748-3377.